Category Archives: Punches

Christmas Cards For My Guys

Wow! This is going to be one loooooong winter here. So far, we have received 46.9″ of snow in December. We had a blizzard starting Christmas Day going into Monday. So both guys were home as nothing was moving that day. We have a tunnel to get out of our driveway. Next week we start the sub-zero temps for the forseeable future.                                                                                                                           On to better things, here is Randy’s Christmas card. I used Christmas Lights Sprite from Aurora Wings. I had so much trouble with the finishing of this card. I kept working on it for days adding things here and there. I used the lights punch from EK Success. Colored them with copic markers and finished them with Diamond Glaze. Everything else was from the Tim Holtz lines. The window die, Merry Christmas Stamp, brick stencil which I then used texture paste. I used Distress Inks on the bricks to highlight them.


Inside the card is the image.


Drew’s card is next. I used Chill from Mo’s Digital Pencil. Love this image as this is how we feel here until about June 1st. I kid you not. I used Cotton Ball white Fun Flock for all his fur. I masked the image and sprayed Marshmallow Glimmer Mist all over the background and used Wink of Stella clear on the steam coming out of his mouth.


The dots that look yellow are not that color in IRL. They are a beautiful sparkle like the rest of the card.

May all of you have a wonderful 2017!

Thank you for all the times you have visited with me over 2016. Know that each time was appreciated. See you next year!



Jacob’s Birthday Card

I decided to make a birthday card for my nephew’s son Jacob this year. He is such a sweetheart. He probably won’t remember me from last Summer but I wanted him to know I think of him often.                                                                              I decided being a boy he probably spent a great deal of the Summer on his bike. I actually used a Magnolia stamp haven’t used one in years as I’ve gotten into the digi scene. It was fun to dig them out again. so here is my card for Jacob.

Jacob's B'day

I had so much fun coloring and making this card for him. You can’t see it but I did use Glossy Accents on the reflector on the bike.                                                       I’m so glad I had this done before we went to Glacier. I couldn’t believe it when I tripped over a tree root. I had walked over the rocky dried river bed and 2′ from the edge I tripped and messed up my left side from top to bottom. Then I’ve been doing my Fall cleaning and today twice I fell off my three-step stool. I hurt from head to toe. Specially my left wrist. I have the bedroom all tore apart so I have to keep going.

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Thinking of You card for Nikki

I just had to make “So Sorry” a Saturated Canary image for my niece Nikki. She has been going through a very rough patch with severe pain. She is one to think of others first and soldiered on going to school to teach everyday. Next week she goes to the doctor and hopefully will find some answers.                                                 Randy was going through her town and offered to hand deliver it.


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A Couple of Halloween Cards For A Couple of Special Little Girls

Usually I just make Mady a card because Drew is one of her Godparents. I keep hearing how excited Sydney gets when Mady gets her card. Since we saw both little sweeties this Summer when we all got together for my birthday in August. I decided to make her one too. Also sent some Halloween cards to my nephew’s two sweeties. Saw them this Summer too for the first time in a loooong time.

Just a quick story from this Summer. We had hiked down to a beautiful waterfall in the Black Hills. Steep with lots of roots, wet and slippery. Should give you an idea how treacherous the trip up was. Jacob was holding my hand the whole time. Going as fast as a young kid can, dragging me behind. :o) We get to the top and I’m panting trying to get my breath back. Jacob stops and looks at me and asks, “do you want to run now”? Between laughing and gasping for breath I said, “no, I don’t want to run now”. He looks at me and says, “that’s ok I’ll walk with you”. You just have to love to the little guy! 🙂

Anywho here is Sydney’s Halloween card. I used Treats from Saturated Canary. It was fun coloring her with her green skin.

Sydney's Halloween

Here is Mady’s card. I used Hazel digi from Wee Stamps. It’s been so long ago I think this is  where I bought it from.

Madyson's Halloween

Now, I have to get started with Christmas cards. Still am working on my Wine Journal and 60th Birthday Trip book. When I get some images colored I’ll post them.

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Three Birthday Cards

June is always a busy month of birthdays for me. Three birthdays three days in a row. I made the cards in May so I wouldn’t be so pressured when the time came. First up is my oldest sisters birthday. I used Saturated Canary “Sisters & Friends” for both of my sisters which I do not see in her shop anymore. 😦

Bev's B'day

Next is sister Deb’s card.

Deb's B'day

Third is my friend Linda. Her card is “Sybil” from Home Grown – Sugar Nellie. For some reason the minute I saw this image years ago I thought of Linda. So years later I finally make it for her.

Linda's B'day

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Three Valentine’s Day Cards

After I got my cards made for the guys I decided I had time to make Mady a card too. I used the digi “Love Heart” from Mo Manning. What an adorable image!

Love Heart

Drew’s card is “Harriet Heart” from Saturated Canary. I don’t see it in the shop anymore.

Harriet Heart

Mady’s card I used “hugs & kisses” from Saturated Canary. Always loved this image. Cute, cute!

hugs & kisses

I had a blast making these cards.

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Week 20 DLP Use A Rubber Stamp In A Different Way

I have a TON of stamps but I just wasn’t coming up with anything. A few people from the company Randy works for were in town so we all went out for Japanese food. I was putting my napkin back on the table and really looked at it. “EUREKA” there was my project! They had a flower on it and the petals looked like hearts. I knew I had heart stamps. I tried all of them and I liked this one the best. I stamped it on deli paper. I have to say these are by far my most favorite pages. I also used neon acrylics so it is bright and cheerful. Really needed it after this Winter.

Week 20

The stamps for this page and the next are Fancy Florals from Dylusions. Love them! I colored the flowers and stems with Dylusions spray inks.

Week 20-2

Week 20-3

Here is my page of my heart flowers. I LOVE IT!

Week 20-4

As you noticed I skipped quite a few weeks. I hope to catch up with them sometime. I just take way to long to do my pages.

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